Actress Solenn Heussaff has shared that while she has gained weight due to pregnancy, she is way happier because of her daughter Thylane Bolzico.
In her YouTube vlog, Heussaff said that she is finding happiness in accepting her new mommy body, and that she cares less about the judgment of other people.
“Although I am now four kilos heavier than I was pre-pregnancy, and my hips are four inches wider, I am way happier now,” she said.
The actress has been recording her fitness journey as well as the changes in her body ever since she gave birth to Thylane on January 1.
“A lot of things change in your body, and it already is difficult as it is because from a normal body, you look at yourself in the mirror and you do not recognize yourself,” she added.
However, her #RoadToMe journey has inspired her to celebrate these physical changes and accept her new body, reminding mothers that all bodies are different and that they should all be embraced and celebrated.
“There’s a lot of body-shaming when you’re not pregnant, and when you are pregnant, there is still a lot of body-shaming,” noted Heussaff.
“I’ve had a lot of people tell me, ‘Ay, maganda ka naman kahit buntis.’ Or ‘blooming ka kahit nanganak na.’ Is that supposed to mean that people that give birth don’t look good? Or people who have just given birth are not supposed to be glowing? I don’t think so. Women that go through pregnancy go through a lot,” she added.
She also hopes that mothers will embrace how they look because they are all “powerful in their own way” and that it is a courageous thing to give birth to another human being.
“We are all born in different bodies and we heal in different ways. So while the process that I’m sharing worked for me, it might not work for you. And that’s fine. Your journey is your own, and it’s just important that you listen to your body and also to what your OB-GYN says,” she noted.
Photo credit: Solenn Heussaff